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August 2016 – Postfactualism

Elaine Robson will introduce Postfactualism for this months theme on Thursday 4th August from 7pm at Stills.

As we progress through referendums, leadership elections and are bombarded with the USA presidential candidate races, the “truthiness” (Colbert Report) of facts as they are presented to us becomes more and more in question.

Looking through Adam Broomberg’s instagram he reposted a quote from the comments section of a Brexit story in the Financial Times which went viral. The quote seems to define the next era, how we move beyond the age of postmodernism into the era of postfactualism.

Nicholas Barrett posted –  “…Thirdly and perhaps most significantly, we now live in a post-factual democracy. When the facts met the myths they were useless as bullets bouncing off the bodies of aliens in a HG Wells novel. When Michael Gove said ‘the British people are sick of experts’ he was right. But can anybody tell me the last time a prevailing culture of anti-intellectualism has lead to anything other than bigotry?”

I’ll be taking a non-partisan look at how images are used to form and support the stories being told by politicians and public figures – often at the expense of verified facts. I hope people will bring in images of their own coverage of events or examples of “truthiness” and postfactualism in action.

If anyone has particular images from the press they would like mentioned please email a link.

Please donate £3 directly to Stills on the night to help them maintain the gallery.

July 2016 – Form

David Buchanan will introduce Form for this months theme on Thursday 7th July from 7pm at Stills.

This month’s theme is Form. I will explore Form through the work of sculptors (such as Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore), painters (e.g. Alison Watt) and photographers: Edward Weston, Lucien Clergue, and others.

In preparing your own work for the theme you may wish to be guided by these quotations:

Wikipedia: Form is the shape, visual appearance, constitution or configuration of an object. In a wider sense, the form is the way something is or happens.

Paul Hill: Form, in photography, refers to the arrangement or ‘gestures’ of shapes made by the tones, not necessarily by the objects photographed.

Paul Hill: There could be as much grandeur in a photograph of forms made by the light and shade on the back wall of your house as there is in the picture of a distant mountain range.

But, don’t feel limited by them.

Please donate £3 directly to Stills on the night to help them maintain the gallery.

DCC Winter Exhibition 2016

The Democratic Camera Club (DCC) will be holding a photographic exhibition In December 2016. Entry will be open to all. It’s not necessary to have attended club meetings. This post is an early notification so that people can start thinking about their entries. Further instructions will be issued later in the year.

The proposed theme is Beauty. You might like to consider the beauty of form, the beauty of colour, the beauty of black and white, the beauty of life, the beauty of the idea, or indeed, any type of beauty which appeals to you.

 The location is the Sciennes Gallery, Summerhall.

The room is available for 10 days, Saturday 3rd December until Monday 12th December. Some of these days will be used for hand-in, hanging, and take- down.

The exhibition will be curated. Selection will be based on initial electronic submission via the website. Entry is free. Entrants may submit up to six photographs. Full instructions will be issued later in the year.

Successful entrants will be required to bring framed prints to Summerhall on the weekend of Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th December.

The exhibition will be open to the public from Wednesday 7th December through to Sunday 11th December.

We hope that you will offer your entries for sale. There will be no commission on sales. Buyers to collect work on Sunday 11th.

The event corresponds with Summerhall’s Christmas Fair, which runs on the weekend of Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th. Summerhall is full of visitors for this event, and the gallery space is right next to the front door. High visitor numbers can thus be expected.

Summerhall is a prestigious venue, and the Democratic Camera Club has a long history of intellectual enquiry into art photography.  Entrants can be assured that this will be a well presented, tastefully hung exhibition.

On Friday 9th December there will be a reception and gallery tour. Invitations will be issued to leading academics and practising art photographers. Artists with work on show will be invited to present and discuss their work.

Key dates: Electronic submission by 1st October 2016. Selection complete by 1st November 2016.

June 2016 – Open

June is “Open” with no specific theme. Now is the time to bring along your larger projects, the works-in-progress and the tiniest germs of ideas to get some feedback from everyone.

7pm, Thursday, June 2nd at Stills.

Please donate £3 to Stills on the night to help them maintain their facilities for our use.

If you want to volunteer to host an evening there are 2 slots available (September?, October?), leave a message if you are interested.

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